Category Archives: California

Connecting with the Cosmos. On April 1 and 2, NASA hosted an event to celebrate 50 years of its Deep Space Network (DSN). I was lucky to be part of a pool of 50 drawn from all over the USA to participate in this event. On Day 1 we were given a tour of the […]

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In the middle of nowhere. Photographer Peter Lik‘s gallery in Death Valley Junction, California, photographed at dusk. Earlier in December, I came upon this arresting scene while driving by the Amargosa Opera House and Hotel at daybreak. By the time I got my tripod and camera ready, enough daylight had ensued for the sensor-driven switches […]

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Otherwordly. [Update: August 27, 2014 – The mystery of the moving stones at Racetrack Playa has been solved. See this and this.] This post is motivated by the news that the Racetrack Playa, one of the jewels of Death Valley National Park, has been recently defaced by thoughtless folks treading on the wet playa. After […]

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Tee off with Beelzebub. Devil’s Golf Course, photographed over two consecutive mornings in December 2012 with the superb Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8 lens. The tilt movement permits control of the depth of field in the plane of the salt pan.      

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